BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION DURING THESE 28 DAYS OF BLACK HISTORY
Every year around this time, things get very busy for me and for most of my other Black friends who create speculative works. This year is no different and many fun and exciting things are happening during Black History Month that I am proud to be involved in and that I know you will enjoy.
I’d like to share them with you and I would like for you to commit to attending at least one, if you are able to, or to shout them out all over social media if you are not; if you are attending one or more of these Blacknificent events, then please, shout ‘em out anyway.
As you probably know, my books, The Scythe and Fist of Africa dropped this month and are now available. However, the official debut of The Scythe is at Anachrocon. This is fitting because Anachrocon’s theme this year is Dieselpunk and The Scythe is a Dieselfunk Pulp novel.
My publishing / film production company, Roaring Lions Productions, will have a table there, with all of our books. Please, come by, purchase some great Steamfunk, Urban Fantasy or Dieselfunk, get a book signed, or just chat it up. No debating if Steamfunk or Dieselfunk is racist or separatist, though. Save that for the panel discussions I am participating in…or go to author Milton Davis with it; his table will be right beside mine. Just kidding, Milton!
Anachrocon happens February 14-16.
WREK Sci Fi Lab
On Thursday, February 20, from 7:00pm-8:00pm, Milton Davis and I will be guests on the WREK Sci Fi Lab Radio Show.
During the show, we will discuss Steamfunk, Dieselfunk and the soon-to-be-released Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage.
Listen in on the radio or on the internet; call in and ask questions, or harass us. We look forward to hearing from you – and responding in kind – either way.
Come on out and meet Science Fiction, Fantasy and comic book authors Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, James Mason and Milton Davis as we discuss Black Speculative Fiction and do some dynamic readings of our works.
Purchase books and have them signed by the writers.
As an added bonus, James Mason will provide caricatures for anyone who purchases books and comic books totaling $20.00 or more!
This is a great event for people of all ages!
Balogun Ojetade and Milton Davis teach Steamfunk at GA-Tech
Milton Davis and Yours Truly are crashing and taking over the Science Fiction class at GA-Tech February 26 and teaching a class on Steamfunk, its relationship to Steampunk and why it is a necessary and fast-growing movement.
The students have been reading the Steamfunk anthology as part of their syllabus and now I get to play professor again; fun stuff!
Steamfunk in academia…who’da thunk it?
So, that’s my schedule, thus far. If any of you would like to bring Black Speculative Fiction to your school, presentation, convention, asylum for the violently insane, spice planet, or galaxy far-far-away, let me know…we’d be happy to work with you (well, maybe not the asylum).
Enjoy this Black History Month!